Wisdom

Famous Quotes

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
Sun Tzu

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Sun Tzu

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Mencius

It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Mencius

We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Mencius

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Confucius

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Confucius

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.
Carl Sandburg

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis

Experience is what you have after you’ve forgotten her name.
Milton Berle

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
Warren Buffett

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Joe E. Lewis

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Ronald Reagan

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

Sleep is the best meditation.
Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Dalai Lama

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha

The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

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15 лучших цитат изменивших жизнь!

1) Неудача – это просто возможность начать снова, но уже более мудро.
© Генри Форд

2) Если проблему можно разрешить, не стоит о ней беспокоиться. Если проблема неразрешима, беспокоиться о ней бессмысленно. © Далай Лама

3) Даже если вы очень талантливы и прилагаете большие усилия, для некоторых результатов просто требуется время: вы не получите ребенка через месяц, даже если заставите забеременеть девять женщин.
© Уоррен Баффет

4) Раз в жизни фортуна стучится в дверь каждого человека, но человек в это время нередко сидит в ближайшей пивной и никакого стука не слышит.
© Марк Твен

5) Наш большой недостаток в том, что мы слишком быстро опускаем руки. Наиболее верный путь к успеху – все время пробовать еще один раз.
© Томас Эдисон

6) Лично я люблю землянику со сливками, но рыба почему-то предпочитает червяков. Вот почему, когда я иду на рыбалку, я думаю не о том, что люблю я, а о том, что любит рыба.
© Дейл Карнеги

7) Просыпаясь утром, спроси себя: «Что я должен сделать?» Вечером, прежде чем заснуть: «Что я сделал?». © Пифагор

8) Бедный, неудачный, несчастливый и нездоровый это тот, кто часто использует слово “завтра”. © Роберт Кийосаки

9) Старики всегда советуют молодым экономить деньги. Это плохой совет. Не копите пятаки. Вкладывайте в себя. Я в жизни не сэкономил и доллара, пока не достиг сорока лет.
© Генри Форд

10) Я этого хочу. Значит, это будет. © Генри Форд

11) Я не терпел поражений. Я просто нашёл 10 000 способов, которые не работают.
© Томас Эдисон

12) Тяжёлый труд – это скопление легких дел, которые вы не сделали, когда должны были сделать. © Джон Максвелл

13) Раньше я говорил: “Я надеюсь, что все изменится”. Затем я понял, что существует единственный способ, чтобы все изменилось— измениться мне самому. © Джим Рон

14) Урок, который я извлек и которому следую всю жизнь, состоял в том, что надо пытаться, и пытаться, и опять пытаться – но никогда не сдаваться! © Ричард Бренсон

15) Делай сегодня то, что другие не хотят, завтра будешь жить так, как другие не могут.

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Wise Quotes

Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
Sun Tzu

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Sun Tzu

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Mencius

It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Mencius

We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Mencius

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Confucius

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Confucius

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.
Carl Sandburg

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis

Experience is what you have after you’ve forgotten her name.
Milton Berle

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
Warren Buffett

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Joe E. Lewis

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Ronald Reagan

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

Sleep is the best meditation.
Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Dalai Lama

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha

The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

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Lao Tzu Quotes

Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut, that held its ground.

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

“To see things in the seed, that is genius.”

“When the best leader’s work is done the people say: We did it ourselves.”

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.”

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.

He who knows others is wise; He who know himself is enlightened.

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.

Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.

True definition of a pioneer, you have arrows in your back!
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Wise Quotes

True definition of a pioneer – you have arrows in your back!

Instead of thinking outside the box, just get rid of it.

Go to bed happy tonight!

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
– Oscar Wilde

Maybe some women aren’t meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free till they find someone just as wild to run with them.

Anyone who says only sunshine brings happiness, has never danced in the rain!

Мы забываем. Имена. Обещания, которые не хочется выполнять. Друзей. Поздороваться. Что мы уже взрослые. Прошлую ночь. Забываем о времени. Забываем Обиды. Дни рожденья. Извиниться. Стихи,которые учили. Что собирались быть гордыми. А еще мы забываем слова. Забываем, что так их и не сказали.

Изменится не может никто, стать лучше может каждый.

“Если женщина молчит – слушай внимательно.”

Hикогда и ничего не просите! Никогда и ничего, и в особенности у тех, кто сильнее вас! Сами предложат и сами всё дадут! (Мастер и Маргарита)
– М.Булгаков

Люди забыли эту истину. Но ты не должен ее забывать. Мы всегда будем в ответе за тех, кого приручили.

Cреди людей тоже одиноко
– Антуан Де Сент Экзюпери.

Я всегда искала приключений и хотела надёжности – хотя и знала, что одно с другим сочетается плохо.
– Пауло Коэльо

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Wise Quotes

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

Wisdom is made of two parts: 1) having a lot to say and 2) not saying it.

Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level. -Dilbert

When ideas fail, words come in very handy.

In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. -W.B. Prescott

If you are going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill

Everything is always okay in the end; if it’s not, then it’s not the end.

It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. -Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

A printer consists of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking red light.

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was the genius.

Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. -Aaron Levenstein

A theory is something nobody believes, except the person who made it. An experiment is something everybody believes, except the person who made it. -Albert Einstein

Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Some people change when they see the light, others when they feel the heat. -Caroline Schroeder

Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up, depends upon what you’re made of.

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. -Ray Bradbury

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple.
No one can count the apples in a seed.

You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same!

Nobody believes the official spokesman… but everybody trusts an unidentified source.

Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. -Ben Franklin

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense. -Woody Allen

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus

We have not inherited the earth from our ancestors, we have only borrowed it from our children.

Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. -Elmer G. Letterman

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. -Japanese Proverb

Never undertake anything for which you wouldn’t have the courage to ask the blessing of Heaven. -G. C. Lichtenberg

Heroes and winners aren’t the same thing.

Don’t ask for it to be easy, ask for it to be worth it. -Dan Kuschell

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. -James Michener

Нет единственных. Любите тех кто рядом с вами.

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Morning

“Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night.”

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Five People

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. – Jim Rohn

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What Keeps Us Happy?

http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/200906/happiness

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Albert Einstein’s Quotes

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Never memorize what you can look up in books.

Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards men and towards objective things.

The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.

I am the one to whom you wrote in care of the Belgian Academy… Read no newspapers, try to find a few friends who think as you do, read the wonderful writers of earlier times, Kant, Goethe, Lessing, and the classics of other lands, and enjoy the natural beauties of Munich’s surroundings. Make believe all the time that you are living, so to speak, on Mars among alien creatures and blot out any deeper interest in the actions of those creatures. Make friends with a few animals. Then you will become a cheerful man once more and nothing will be able to trouble you.
Bear in mind that those who are finer and nobler are always alone — and necessarily so — and that because of this they can enjoy the purity of their own atmosphere.

Try to become not a man of success, but try rather to become a man of value.

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the State but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling.

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom. It is no mere chance that our older universities developed from clerical schools. Both churches and universities — insofar as they live up to their true function — serve the ennoblement of the individual. They seek to fulfill this great task by spreading moral and cultural understanding, renouncing the use of brute force.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion. Not to nourish it but to try to overcome it is the way to reach the attainable measure of piece of mind.

I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude…

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world. In our endeavor to understand reality we are somewhat like a man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch. He sees the face and the moving hands, even hears its ticking, but he has no way of opening the case. If he is ingenious he may form some picture of a mechanism which could be responsible for all the things he observes, but he may never be quite sure his picture is the only one which could explain his observations. He will never be able to compare his picture with the real mechanism and he cannot even imagine the possibility or the meaning of such a comparison. But he certainly believes that, as his knowledge increases, his picture of reality will become simpler and simpler and will explain a wider and wider range of his sensuous impressions. He may also believe in the existence of the ideal limit of knowledge and that it is approached by the human mind. He may call this ideal limit the objective truth.

For the most part we humans live with the false impression of security and a feeling of being at home in a seemingly trustworthy physical and human environment. But when the expected course of everyday life is interrupted, we are like shipwrecked people on a miserable plank in the open sea, having forgotten where they came from and not knowing whither they are drifting. But once we fully accept this, life becomes easier and there is no longer any disappointment.

A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future

I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.

Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.

The most beautiful and deepest experience a man can have is the sense of the mysterious. It is the underlying principle of religion as well as all serious endeavor in art and science. He who never had this experience seems to me, if not dead, then at least blind.

When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity.

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

I am by heritage a Jew, by citizenship a Swiss, and by makeup a human being, and only a human being, without any special attachment to any state or national entity whatsoever

Subtle is the Lord, but malicious He is not. (Raffiniert ist der Herrgott, aber boshaft ist er nicht.)

Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music… I do know that I get most joy in life out of my violin.

I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.

I’m not an atheist and I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater.

So many people today — and even professional scientists — seem to me like someone who has seen thousands of trees but has never seen a forest. A knowledge of the historic and philosophical background gives that kind of independence from prejudices of his generation from which most scientists are suffering. This independence created by philosophical insight is — in my opinion — the mark of distinction between a mere artisan or specialist and a real seeker after truth.S

Falling in love is not at all the most stupid thing that people do — but gravitation cannot be held responsible for it.

It is a scale of proportions which makes the bad difficult and the good easy

There has been an earth for a little more than a billion years. As for the question of the end of it I advise: Wait and see!
About Einstein:
Einstein was a giant. His head was in the clouds, but his feet were on the ground. Those of us who are not so tall have to choose!

I like quoting Einstein. Know why? Because nobody dares contradict you.

Einstein explained his theory to me every day, and on my arrival I was fully convinced that he understood it.

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